This book is a collection of essays in honor of Joseph Tusiani and his long career as poet, prose writer, translator, and critic. The collection opens with an essay by Joseph himself, “The Making of an Italian American Poet,” which chronicles his first two decades in the United States. There is also an interview with Joseph, conducted by Bea Tusiani. The other contributions, some in English others in Italian, are essays about Joseph’s various works he composed over the years in Italian, English, Latin, and his native Pugliese dialect. In addition to Giordano and Tamburri, the other contributors include, Emilio Bandiera, Luigi Bonaffini, Gaetano Cipolla, Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, Luigi Fontanella, John T. Kirby, Mark Pietralunga, Ilaria Serra, and Cosma Siani.